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Prescription discount card: easy, valuable and free

Prescription discount card: easy, valuable and free

(NewsUSA) - Evelyn Webster of Brazos County, Texas, was devastated when she learned that her sister had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. As a result of the radiation and chemotherapy treatments, her big sister, Deborah Bryant, was unable to work and lost her health insurance.
"So therein lies the problem: no insurance, no medication, no money to buy the medication," Webster told CBS affiliate KBTX-TV in Bryan/College Station, Texas.
The family learned of a free prescription discount card available through Brazos County, where Webster works in the District Clerk's office.
"Without the NACo card, unfortunately, we would not have been able to buy all of [my sister's] medicines," she said. "The discount card is one of the best things to ever happen in Brazos County."
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Discount Card Program, administered by CVS Caremark, is a free national program available for all residents of NACo-member counties.
The process is simple: there are no forms to fill out, and any county resident may use the cards regardless of age, income or health status.
In fact, the cards save an average of 24 percent off the full retail cost of prescription medications. They can be used by consumers who do not have health insurance or those whose prescription is not covered by their insurance. All prescriptions are eligible for a discount.
A national network of more than 60,000 retail pharmacies, including the major national chain drug stores and a majority of community-based pharmacies, honor the card.
Bryant is in remission, her sister said, and the family has saved hundreds of dollars on her medications.
For more information, or to print a card for immediate use, visit www.caremark.com/naco.

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